Toenail Fungus Treatment with Lunula Laser Questions and Answers
Our podiatrists at Hicksville Podiatry provide comprehensive treatment for toenail fungus with lunula laser. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. we have two locations to serve you in Hicksville NY, and West Hempstead NY.
Toenail Fungus Treatment with Lunula
Laser and Combination of topical medication
What is lunula laser toenail fungus treatment?
Toenail fungus can cause toenails to become discolored and disfigured, making sufferers self-conscious of the appearance of their feet. Lunula Laser is used to treating toenail fungus using a revolutionary low-level laser to clear up unsightly toenails and make them clear and healthy again. It is a safe and effective laser therapy that is not just the first non-thermal laser, but also the only one, to receive FDA clearance for the treatment of toenail fungus. It is used to provide patients with new, clear nail growth following treatment.
Unlike oral medications for anti-fungal treatment, Lunula Laser has no harmful side effects and very little to no risk. It is also painless and has no downtime following treatment, unlike other forms of laser therapy. The low-level laser light targets toenail fungus with a pre-set protocol that makes it easy for doctors and medical staff to set up and doesn’t require constant monitoring during treatment. Patients can be fully treated with as few as 4 sessions on the affected area, with each session taking only 12 minutes per foot.
How do you treat toenail fungus with laser?
Lunula Laser therapy uses a low-level infrared laser to weaken the cells of the toenail fungus until it is no longer flourishing. Over the course of multiple treatments that break down the cells and kill them off, the fungus will dissipate completely. Lunula Laser therapy does more than just rid the sufferer’s feet of toenail fungus, it also encourages the growth of healthy, new toenails where the fungus once thrived. It is the only fungal nail therapy option that is currently known to have the added benefit of healthy, new regrowth of the affected area. The foot is inserted into the Lunula Laser unit, where a laser passes through the affected nail to weaken the toenail fungus cells without damaging the nail itself or the skin surrounding the affected toenails. Lunula Laser therapy has proven to be effective in clearing up toenail fungus in as little as 4 sessions, with each session taking only 12 minutes per foot.
How effective is Lunula laser?
Lunula Laser has been proven to be effective in the treatment of toenail fungus with no downtime, no pain, and no side effects. Previous treatments of toenail fungus included oral medications, topical drugs, and hot laser treatments, each with its own risks and side effects. Oral medications have been linked to serious side effects that include long-term health risks such as liver damage and heart failure while not effectively treating toenail fungus. Topical drugs are applied directly to the affected area of the foot; however, they are unable to penetrate deep enough into the toenail to reach and treat the infection, making them ineffective incomplete treatment. Unlike the Lunular Laser treatment, hot laser treatments are not calibrated to treat the entire nail properly, so they weren’t able to effectively treat the affected nail and the procedure itself was quite painful. Lunula Laser therapy uses a low-level laser that has been designed to home in on toenail fungus based on its pre-set protocol, making it a safe and effective treatment.
How many laser treatments are needed for toenail fungus?
The number of laser treatments required to clear up toenail fungus will vary from one patient to the next depending on how severe their individual condition is and how their body responds to the treatment. Lunular Laser therapy treatments can clear up toenail fungus in as little as four 12-minute sessions per foot, with most patients needing between four and eight treatments. Dr. Davinder Bhela, DPM, may complete a thorough examination of your feet and the affected toenails to determine how many treatment sessions you will need. He can also help build out a treatment plan specific to your individual needs to get you the results you want.
For more information about toenail fungus treatment, please call us or visit our website. We serve patients from Hicksville NY, Bethpage NY, Levittown NY, Westbury NY, Plainview NY, Farmingdale NY, Jericho NY, Syosset NY, Brookville NY, Muttontown NY, Upper Brookville NY, Greenvale NY, West Hempstead NY, Swedetown Village NY, North Wantagh NY, Garden City NY, East Hills NY, Franklin Square NY, Lakeville Estates NY, Queens Village NY, Alden Manor NY, North Merrick NY, East Meadow NY, and surrounding areas.